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A pair of eyes focused on Vernon Hills junior Sydney Smith on Saturday. Never mind those of Antioch defenders trying to defend the three-year varsity starter. "That (coach) was for Syd," Cougars junior forward Lauren Webb said of a Miami (Ohio) University coach who watched Smith and her teammates in a North Suburban Prairie Division showdown. Pressure to produce, Sydney? "I want to say no," Smith said. "But yes." A slow start by both Smith and the Cougars didn't prevent them from doing what they typically do: deliver in the clutch and win. Vernon Hills captured a 45-28 decision, pulling away in the fourth quarter on its home court to improve to 12-0 and 5-0 in the NSC Prairie, while snapping Antioch's five-game winning streak.